Thursday, 21 August 2008

Secure tower blocks

When you read news stories like this you wonder if more money should be found for security in local authority residential tower blocks. The entire BBC article follows;
Teenager in death fall from flats

A 16-year-old boy who fell to his death from a block of flats in east London may have been chased, police have said.

Detectives said they were investigating whether the teenager had been pursued before falling from the building in Paragon Road, Hackney, on Wednesday.

The teenager, who has not been named, died at the scene.

The victim's next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination is due to be held later. No arrests have been made.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "At this early stage, we believe he had fallen from a block of flats.

"One line of inquiry officers are investigating is that the boy may have been chased prior to the fall."

Emergency services were called to the scene where they found the victim shortly after 1600 BST.

The spokesman said: "We believe we know the identity of the deceased, but await formal identification and confirmation that all next of kin have been informed."

Story from BBC NEWS:

Published: 2008/08/21 09:45:16 GMT


Polden has had it's door entry system smashed repeatedly over the last few days.... Shall we wait until we have a tragedy, before something is done to protect tenants?
A tenant mentioned this morning, bricks were being thrown from a window at the weekend.

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